Monday, December 26, 2011

The State of the Middle East 2012

26 December 2012: In these closing days of the Year of our Lord 2011 a look at the situation in the Middle East is much deserved if not imperative.

First and foremost, there is no "Palestinian state" as many a secular news commentary would have had us believe would occur in the past year. A Palestinian state did not happen. Instead what has occurred is a complete rupturing of the former status quo of false peace negotiations between Israel and the so-called 'Palestinians.' What we have at the dawn of the year 2012 is a reuniting of the terrorist-origin 'Palestinian National Authority' (PA) with the Islamofascist terrorist acronym known as HAMAS (Ḥarakat al-Muqāwamah al-ʾIslāmiyyah, a/k/a Islamic Resistance Movement), a group born of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood. Psalm 83 will soon reach its final fulfillment precisely as foretold by Asaph.

In Egypt, as in other Islamic Arab nations formerly ruled by dictators, the military remnant of the Mubarak regime still tenuously holds power in the face of renewed uprisings by the Muslim fundamentalist masses led by the al-Ikhwan al-Muslimeen (Muslim Brotherhood) and the Salafists in their respective strongholds around the country and in Cairo. In the Egyptian Sinai the overt rise in the past few weeks of the Al Qaeda-linked terrorist group "Ansar al-Jihad in the Sinai Peninsula" since the fall of Mubarak was inevitable and led to the attacks in Eilat, Israel as well as the repeated attacks on the Egypt-Israel gas pipeline. This newly emergent terrorist organization could not exist without the tacit support and/or involvement of HAMAS, Egypt, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Hezbollah in Lebanon and the Islamic Republic of Sudan (Ezekiel's Kuwsh, as noted here). These Islamic terrorists in the Sinai Peninsula will likely fulfill the role of Amalek per Psalm 83 verse 7.

Then there's the basket case of Bashar al-Assad's Syria, ruled by a minority Shi'a faction of Alawites it remains in the throes of a Sunni Islamonazi insurrection very much like that which just toppled the dictatorial regime of Muamar Ghadaffi in Libya. This internal Syrian affair has drawn in both Turkey and Iran on opposite sides of the conflict, and placed Israeli-Turkish relations in the odd position of being simultaneously belligerent and non-belligerent with respect to each others national interests. Clearly Ezekiel 38/39 is not an imminent or next-in-line prophetic fulfillment as Isaiah 17, Psalm 83 and Joshua 13:1-7 all appear to be.

And leading the pack in terms of global Islamic terrorism, Middle Eastern destabilization and war-mongering is the truly apocalyptic-minded regime of mullahs in the Islamic Republic of Iran. In this aspect we await the fulfillment of Jeremiah 49:34-39. As this post is being written Iran is directly challenging the United States 5th Fleet and NATO's naval forces in the area east of the Strait of Hormuz in the Arabian Sea southward to the entrance to the Red Sea. Without question the greatest threat to world peace as we enter the year 2012 comes from the area of the world where the deception of Islam holds millions of people captive to its pseudo-religious dictates.

These 'End Times' are not going to unfold according to the will of a Satanically-inspired false moon god, but the Almighty God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and that will be the focus of this Eschatology Today forum as we go forward into the year 2012 and await the promised blessed hope of the Harpazo.

4 comments:

Joey Bagadonuts said...

Hiya Sean,

I'm sure you've probably mentioned it in the past, but a great book on the history of the Middle East, the current state of affairs there, and the Satanic hatred for Israel and the Jews is Hal Lindsey's "THE EVERLASTING HATRED" The Roots of Jihad. He does a great job explaining the historic relationship between the Jews and Islam along with Bible prophecy.

May God bless and protect the United States and Israel.

SeanOsborne said...

Oh yes, Hal Lindsey's book "The Everlasting Hatred: The Roots of Jihad" is a definitive MUST READ.

If you have a library of Bible-based eschatological books - this one deserves a place of honor in the middle of your collection!

May God bless and protect the United States and Israel.

mark3210 said...

Sean,

It appears my gut feeling was wrong (again) and the Iran drama won't climax until 2012. What do you think Israel is waiting for?

Do you think they'll strike in January or will this stretch out a while now that winter has arrived?

SeanOsborne said...

Mark,

Israel has been preparing its air force to launch an Iranian strike for at least the past 3 years. Then the IAF strike package flew a simulation sortie with the Greek Air Force** a couple years ago, and then this year the did an even longer flight simulation with the Italian Air Force**.

Such training has a certain "shelf life." The time factor is a play, both with respect to the time left until Iran buld its own nuke weapons and the IAF's need to re-train and spin up their pilots for the mission which is a major undertaking in and of itself.

I think they will go soon, without further warning, and possibly even with some of the NATO allies.

**(I can help but to note that the Italian and Greek Air Forces are the male descendants of the Roman 10th and 5th Legions (Legio X Fretensis and Legio V Macedonica) which fulfilled Gabriel's prophecy in Daniel 9:26b and are definitively the "people of the prince who is to come.")